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NINTENDO TO OFFER LIVE COVERAGE OF E3 EXPO 2011 PRESENTATION

Video game fans around the globe are invited to bookmark http://e3.nintendo.com in their browsers as Nintendo prepares to offer a virtual front-row seat at this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. A live webcast of Nintendo’s E3 Expo 2011 media presentation will begin at 9 a.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, June 7. Immediately following the presentation, fans can enjoy additional Nintendo Network coverage on the site, including interviews, game trailers and special video segments. A variety of exclusive content will also be available on the Nintendo® Channel, which is accessible to anyone with a Wii™ console that is connected to the Internet.

The E3 Expo, scheduled to take place June 7-9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is among the year’s biggest events for the global video game industry. Exclusive Nintendo Network programming will be viewable at http://e3.nintendo.com and on the Nintendo Channel throughout the week, offering the latest information and updates on Nintendo’s announcements.

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Bigben Interactive Introduces its new Software Lineup!

• CYBERBIKE MAGNETIC EDITION for Nintendo Wii™ – Cyberbike is the first stationary bike and video game bundle available exclusively for the Nintendo Wii system. Have fun while burning calories and keeping in shape. The eco-friendly themed-game will entertain all members of the family and encourages players to pedal further to meet fitness goals. More information is available at http://www.cyberbike-thegame.com/press.htm. It will be available in the United States exclusively for the Wii this summer.

•  MY BODY COACH 2 for PlayStation 3™ and Nintendo Wii™Discover a new way of exercising on PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii with this true dance and fitness program. The game features over 130 routines and a gym dance mode, which supports up to two players. On the PS3, players can incorporate their own music in the game. This new gym-dance and fitness program features a pair of 500 gram-dumbbells housing the Wii or PlayStation Move controller. In addition, My Body Coach 2 includes a complete nutrition guide tailored to each individual’s fitness goal (lose weight, gain weight, keep in shape, etc.). The title includes more than 170 healthy, well balanced and diversified menus, made by nutritionists. My Body Coach 2 is designed in partnership with Va¬lerie Orsoni, a well-known fitness coach, author and wellness and nutrition expert -http://www.lebootcamp.com.

 • HUNTER’S TROPHY for PlayStation 3™ – Stalk prey or release the dogs in Hunter’s Trophy, the highly anticipated hunting simulation game, available later this year for the PS3. Promising a unique hunting experience, the game utilizes the PlayStation® Move controller and a genuine break-open-barrel rifle. Hunter’s Trophy is a true hunting simulation, respectful of hunting regulations. Using a rifle or a bow, players hunt more than 20 different species in many different terrains, by day, by night, in the rain or in the sun. The game also features a  fun shooting range with clay pigeons, targets and shapes.

•  SNIPERS for PlayStation 3™ and Xbox 360™ – Tensions run high as gamers work to be silent, invisible and deadly in Snipers for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, available X. Snipers is an online multiplayer first person shooter game supporting 12 players who compete across 10 different maps and 6 gaming modes. The Xbox 360 game can be played with the pad and the PlayStation 3 version can be played either with the Pad, the Move or with Sniper Gun designed by Bigben Interactive.Gun for a more

•   CREATURES for Apple and PC platforms – Creatures is the revival of the famous Norns, furry creatures that must be taught to take care of themselves.  The brand new free-to-play game will be available this X on the iPhone, iPad , and iPod touch or online using a PC and Apple computer. This lovely pet game takes place in a fictional world and revives all the magic that made this game a huge success in the ’90s. At E3 2004, The Norns received an Award as “Icon of the videogame’s industry.”

 E3 is a unique place to discover Bigben Interactive games and find out about its innovative gaming peripherals that will be available later this year. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks

DNA Dynamics, Inc Details E3 Exhibition Line-up

DNA Dynamics Inc (PINKSHEETS: DNAD) confirm that their stand at this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will be packed with previously unseen gaming content as well as giving users access to the full back catalogue of games such as Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Family Fortunes.

Both of the DNA Dynamics Subsidiaries will be represented on the stand and CEO, Ed Blincoe, will be available to potential partners so that deals can be struck on site and negotiations speeded up, reducing the sale cycle.

Slam Productions, a subsidiary of DNA Dynamics, is currently working on two top secret games which are both to be unveiled at E3 and the expectation is that some significant excitement will be generated on and around the exhibition hall once the brands and games are revealed to the public.

Ed Blincoe will be updating his twitter feed throughout the show so that investors are able to get up to the minute information once the top secret games are revealed to the world and investors are urged to subscribe to his Twitter feed at @appachemobile

Discussing the unveiling of at the games show, Mr Blincoe stated “we have been working on these contracts since our time at GDC in March. We believe that we have struck two fantastic contracts which will lead to significant revenue streams going forward for the company through downloads of these games.”

Slam Productions recently announced details of its licensing model for their Rapid Development Engine, Slam Tech. The license will allow other developers to develop a single game or application and then rapidly publish to multiple platforms such as PC, iOS™, Android™, Sony ™ PSP™, Nintendo™ DS™ and Wii™ without the requirement to reengineer each application specifically per device. With few key competitors in this space and the potential to create a multi-million dollar revenue streams the team at Slam believe they can become a serious player in this space.

Paradox Interactive Announces E3 Lineup!

Paradox Interactive today announced its line-up for this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles. The publisher will be showing King Arthur II, Crusader Kings II, Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter, and Defenders of Ardania to attendees at their booth.
The developers of Magicka will also be present at E3 to tell their tale and discuss future plans for the franchise and showcase the upcoming PVP feature.
Yes, secrets will be revealed for all the games and yes, they will be awesome.
Stop by West Exhibit Hall, Booth 4032, to experience spells, serfs, swords, and scepters.

Paradox Interactive E3 line-up:

King Arthur II (PC, Role-playing Wargame)
This fantasy/role-playing RTS returns in a sequel long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided with the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale…

King Arthur II is scheduled for released in Q3, 2011

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter (PC: 4X Strategy)
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is the next full game in the hit 4X-styled Sword of the Stars franchise. The continuing storyline will reveal dark secrets of the ancient force responsible for tampering with the races in the original Sword of the Stars.

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter is scheduled for released in Q3, 2011

Crusader Kings II (PC, Strategy, RPG)
Europe is in turmoil. The lands are fragmented into fiefs, the emperor struggles with the Pope, and the Holy Father declares that all those who go to liberate the Holy Land will be freed of their sins. Now is the time for greatness. Increase your lands and fill your coffers. Appoint vassals, battle traitors and introduce laws while interacting with hundreds of nobles to create the most powerful realm in medieval Europe.

Crusader Kings II will be available Q1, 2012

Defenders of Ardania (PC, console, iPad: Tower defense, Fantasy)
Defenders of Ardania is a next-generation tower defense game with a twist. Besides the addictive core mechanics of placing towers to stop advancing enemy units, Defenders of Ardania also allows players to take on the role of the attackers seeking to conquer the enemy base.

Defenders of Ardania is scheduled for release Q3, 2011

Magicka (PC, Action/Adventure)
Magicka is a satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil. In Magicka, up to four players take on a grand adventure to save their world from certain doom using a fully dynamic spell system.

E3 Expo 2011 Attendee and Media Online Registration Open

 Attendee and media online registration for the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 Expo) officially opened January 10, 2011 according to the show’s owner and organizer, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The E3 Expo takes place June 7-9, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Online attendee and media registration will be available through Monday, April 25, 2011.

E3 Expo welcomes all qualified computer and video game industry audiences, including worldwide media, analysts, retailers, developers and business partners to preview the latest in interactive entertainment. Qualified participants may register at www.E3Expo.com.

“The E3 Expo is the global destination to experience the latest computer and video games that will shape and define the high-tech consumer entertainment experience in the year ahead,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, the trade association that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. “Every leading computer and video game company is participating and I look forward to welcoming thousands of attendees from around the world.”

All companies involved in console, PC, “online” and mobile game publishing and developing, qualified business partners, as well as makers of video game hardware and peripherals can exhibit. A growing list of E3 Expo exhibitors includes:

  • 505 Games
  • Activision
  • Advanced Micro Devices
  • Atari
  • Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
  • Bethesda Softworks LLC
  • Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
  • Crave Games
  • Disney Interactive Studios, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts, Inc.
  • Epic Games, Inc.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
  • LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
  • Majesco Entertainment Company
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
  • Natsume, Inc.
  • Nintendo of America, Inc.
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • OnLive, Inc.
  • Perfect World Entertainment
  • Proximo Games
  • Sega of America, Inc.
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
  • Sony Online Entertainment LLC
  • Square Enix, Inc.
  • Take-Two Interactive, Inc.
  • THQ Inc.
  • Trion Worlds, Inc.
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Video Games Live: Bonus Round! Tickets Still Available!

Video Games Live
June 8, 2011, 8:00pm
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Created and Produced by Tommy Tallarico

 Tickets are still available for the #1 Touring Game Concert returning to Los Angeles. Experience The Golden State Pops Orchestra and the Southern California Master Chorale accompanied by game footage on three massive synchronized video screens combined with special effects, state-of-the-art interactive lighting, stage show production and interactive elements with the crowd!

Join us for the Pre-show Festival with a Guitar Hero competition and post-show meet & greet FREE for all ticket holders. Click here to purchase tickets! Group discounts are available

Rock Band: A new game you gotta try!

by Angie Quidim

I had the pleasure of trying out the new Harmonix game Rock Band and I have to say it is one of the easiest and entertaining games I have ever laid hands on. Its an excuse to get the gang together and rock out to tunes from Metallica (Enter Sandman) and the Who’s Album (Who’s Next) . Gamers will get to sin, play base, rhythm or lead guitar even bang on some drums.

People can buy albums from the Xbox live marketplace and go through countless songs. The instruments don’t feel awkward; they seem adapted from previous Harmonix titles and the songs are played by the artists.

Don’t just take my word for it…. Check out the trailer!